I’ve always regarded video as one of the most important artforms to arise out of civilization. It’s a highly addictive medium, a devious construct that feeds on the malleability of reality, memory and myth. Through a pain staking process of constant construction, destruction and reconstruction, the film-maker manipulates lights and shadows to produce a series of sharp moving-images that parallels reality. It is then ironically stored as blurry, subjective stills tainted by memory and perception in the viewer’s mind. Totally wicked, I’d say.
If you’re a fan of video as an artform, then be sure to catch Video: An art, a history at the Singapore Art Museum from 10 June to 18 September.